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Check Out Abby Rey’s Story

Today we’d like to introduce you to Abby Rey.

Hi Abby, thanks for joining us today. We’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
I was a shy kid who wanted to be an actor. Isn’t that ironic? I caught the acting bug when I was around 10 or 11. I liked the idea of not being myself and playing different characters. I remember wanting to be a Power Ranger when I was seven and a Tomb Raider when I was a teenager. Now, I just want to tell stories that are truthful and thought-provoking. I’m drawn to characters who are real and raw. The process of bringing characters to life and collaborating with a team to achieve the director’s vision is something I enjoy doing. I never thought I would be an actor but here I am.

I have been fortunate enough to star in four feature films in the last four years. I’ve been acting professionally since December 2017 and I’ve learned so much. I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theater Arts and my training has helped me tremendously from breaking down scripts and creating characters. I’ve also been surrounded by amazing people who have been my support system in the past few years. I believe that artists do better when they’re with like-minded people and I’m forever grateful for the friends and mentors I’ve made along the way.

Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
My biggest obstacle is myself. I was bullied when I was in first grade and that stuff stays with you. In high school, my psychology teacher encouraged us to keep a journal. We would free-write every day before she started the lecture. As an introvert, I never expressed my thoughts vocally but doing this gave me an opportunity to express myself through writing. Eventually, this led me to turn unfortunate events and painful memories into beautiful stories.

As you know, we’re big fans of you and your work. For our readers who might not be as familiar what can you tell them about what you do?
We live in a world where we can watch a film or a tv show and escape reality. During hard times and with the current events, we crave entertainment more than ever.

Making films and visual storytelling is all about connecting with the audience and relating to them. It brings me joy to be able to be a part of something that inspire and encourage others. As an actor, I like to make people laugh and lift up their spirits but also cry with them when life gets hard. I want to tell them that it’s ok to not be ok and that they’re not alone.

Storytelling, particularly filmmaking, is a powerful tool. We have been given the freedom of expression and the possibilities are endless. My goal is to help amplify the voices who are not being heard.

What quality or characteristic do you feel is most important to your success?
Patience, perseverance, focus and motivation are important qualities that I believe is essential to success. A positive mindset and good attitude are also important. And of course, being kind to others and loving yourself.

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Headshots by Olga Filatova

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